Cheddar Cheese and Onion muffins

I made some very tasty Cheddar Cheese and Onion muffins for breakfast for my boyfriend and he loved them so much so he wanted me to bake another batch of them. 😀

The recipe is based on the recipe from Hummingbird Bakery’s book “Cupcakes and Muffins”, but I changed some bits and pieces.

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Recipe (makes 12-16) 

  • 50 g (3 ½ tablespoons butter)
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped
  • 360 g (2 3/4 cups) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 300 g (about 2 ½ cups) grated cheddar cheese
  • 220 ml (1 cup) whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 80 g (2 oz.) smoked ham, finely chopped
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C (325 degrees F) Gas 3.

Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat, then fry the onion until cooked. Season with salt and black pepper. Set aside.

Put the flour, baking powder and cheese in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the milk and egg together, then slowly pour into the flour mixture and beat with a handheld electric whisk until all the ingredients are well mixed.

Stir in the onion and chopped ham with a wooden spoon until evenly dispersed.

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until two-thirds full and bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until deep golden and the muffin bounces back when touched. A skewer inserted in the centre should come out clean. Leave the muffins to cool slightly in the pan before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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